So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379 (Heinrich Schütz)

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General Information

Title: So far ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Nikolaus Herman

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella or Instruments (colla parte) and Basso continuo ad lib.

First published: 1648 in Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11, no. 11
    2nd published: 1889 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 8, no. 11
    3rd published: 2003 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 5.1, no. 11

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ,
Mein Arm tu ich ausstrecken;
So schlaf ich ein, und ruhe fein,
Kein Mensch kann mich aufwecken:
Denn Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn,
Der wird die Himmelstür auftun,
Mich führen zum ewigen Leben.

English.png English translation

So I go to Jesus Christ,
And stretch out my arm to Him;
So I sleep, and rest easy,
No man can wake me:
For Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
Will open the doors of heaven,
And lead me to eternal life.

Translation by James Gibb